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Welcome to Kudu! Buy and sell agricultural goods in Uganda with our easy-to-use auction system.

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Kudu Live Stats

(from Dec 07 2017 to Dec 14 2017)

Current number of traders: 20,705

Current top 5 products among buyers:

Produce Name Quantity
Sorghum 546,000 kgs
Dry cassava 507,500 kgs
Soya 349,000 kgs
cotton 200,000 kgs
Maize 629,500 kgs

Current top 5 products among sellers:

Produce Name Quantity
Maize 255,211 kgs
Sorghum 63,501 kgs
Soya 44,800 kgs
Kayiso rice 19,500 kgs
Groundnuts 10,126 kgs

Kudu news

Oct 27, 2017: Listen to Kevin Leyton-Brown explain why he co-founded Kudu on an episode of The Economics Detective podcast.

Oct 24, 2017: Kudu was an invited talk at INFORMS 2017 in the session "Matching in Two-Sided Markets with Social Impact".

Oct 20, 2017: Watch Kevin Leyton-Brown talk about Kudu as part of the Computational Sustainability Virtual Seminar Series.

Oct 18, 2017: Check out this map of transactions that have occurred on Kudu! Each line on the map represents a trade that occured through a Kudu match, verified by surveying buyers and farmers that use our platform.

Aug 30, 2017: The USSD interface has been completely redesigned to provide a smoother user experience. Give it a try!

March 18, 2017: The Kudu team has assembled in Kampala. We are excited to meet with many farmers, traders, and potential partners over the coming week.

February 15, 2017: More than 900 Kudu traders were recently surveyed about their experiences with Kudu. We value user feedback and will use this data to improve the Kudu experience.

December 7, 2016: John Quinn has released an awesome visualization of the geographic distribution of asks and bids on Kudu for popular crops.

November 14, 2016: Kudu has surpassed 10,000 registered users! Next up, the 100,000 user barrier!

March 10, 2016: Kudu is now live on USSD interface *289*55#.
USSD presents a highly flexible interface for capturing user input in an easy to follow and intuitive workflow.

Kudu was on March 14, 2014 selected along with two other projects to benefit from the Resilient Africa Network (RAN) Resilience Innovations Acceleration Program. RAN organized an exhibition at the Makerere University main hall to identify promising innovations from partner universities and innovation hubs. More here ...

Our scientific paper on Kudu was accepted for publication in ACM-DEV, Nov 4, 2013.
A Mobile Market for Agricultural Trade in Uganda. R. Ssekibuule, J. Quinn, K. Leyton-Brown. ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM-DEV), 2013.

The Myth of Scarcity in Ugandan Agricultural Market, Aug 10, 2013. Our wonderful article on Kudu published on Medium.com

60 Minutes with the Observer, May 02, 2013.
Shifa from the Observer visited us to learn more about Kudu. She wrote an article that covers a wide scope of our work ... (more)

The First Five Hundred, March 18, 2013.
By the middle of March we've reached 500 registered users. Our radio broadcasts in different locations across Uganda (including Luo broadcasts on the UBC Blue Channel) ... (more)

Why an Agricultural Auction Market?, March 11, 2013.
In Uganda there has been heavy investment in modernization of agriculture to increase farm productivity through various agricultural educational programs ... (more)

Owino Market Visits, February 23, 2013.
We recently visited Owino market (one of the largest markets in Uganda) to promote Kudu. The reception was great and we got several traders texting to buy agricultural produce. Enjoy the pictures! ... (more)

Kalerwe Market Visit, February 23, 2013.
We recently visited Kalerwe market in Kampala to assess the impact of Kudu on Trader activities. The raw video here is in Luganda ... (more)